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Profit and Profession

The engineering board in my region that influences and decides on the qualifications for things like becoming a PE or PLS ruled that engineers who work with boundaries and land data could receive their PLS certification without the education requirements that are mandated for everyone else.
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Cyborg Surveying and You: Good News

Congress is looking to create an infrastructure bank to allow private investors to buy into infrastructure projects. Given the broke state of the treasury, and the 2 trillion dollars in infrastructure costs the ASCE projects will be required in five years, anything the government does that works is a good deal.
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LightSquared versus GPS

There has been a wide range of comments and opinions on the GPS interference issue related to the proposed LightSquared wireless network. Comments from GPS users, wireless supporters, aviation advocates, and even casinos have been flowing to the Federal Communication Commission in recent months with their support of or opposition to the LightSquared network.
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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

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POB February 2015 Cover

2015 February

In this February 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at how reflectorless total station monitoring proves invaluable for two complex watermain installation projects. Also, read our new studying revealing trends in laser scanning among surveying professionals.

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Going to an UAV Event?

As new information about unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use comes out just about every day, new conferences are popping up for 2015. Will you attend one of these events?
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